LiteON 24/10/40 IDE


Burning of 90/99min CDR’s – The maximum overburn:


Another beautiful feature of the new LiteOn is the posibility to write more data on a cdr than the specification allows. This feature is called overburn. The overburn feature is not a part of the general CDRW specification (Orange book) and thus not officially supported by LiteOn (and other manufacturers). Nevertheless this LiteOn is a unique piece with overburning.
Together with Mitsumi it is one of those few drives that write the full 99 minutes of a 99min cdr…

Special CDR’s for overburning up to 99min


The first 90/99min test is the integrated test of CDSpeed.

This procedure makes a testburning on a predefined storage capacity and the program will report wether the test is finished without any noticible problems.

CDspeed also got an overburn test…


Our next test for overburning is the creation of a data cd under Nero Burning Rom. We created a data CD of 867MB or 98min and 39 secs.

And yes, this time no simulation but a true burning.
And the result… a perfect burning.

Also when we read the 90/99min cdr afterwards there seemed to be no problem of whatsoever. As you can see from the above graph Cdspeed isn’t ready yet to read these large cdr’s. We hope that Eric Deppe will fix this minor bug in an upgrade.

Burning of specialized media:
cdr 8cm, cdr-bussinesscard, shaped cd’s:

We will investigate if the new LiteON can write or read special CDR’s that don’t exist in the specification books. We are mentioning here the special but popular 8cm CDR’s and CDR-bussinesscards.

CD bussinesscard rounded 50MB

CD bussinesscard rounded is no problem for this Plextor

CD bussinesscard squared 50MB is neither a problem for this LiteOn

8cm CDR’s were written up to 183MB data

Again no problem for this LiteOn to write the media.


This drive supports un-officially every media available on the market. Wether it is normal 12cm, 8cm, or shaped… this baby burns and reads (just like the plextor) everything.

Last subject is the re-writing tests…

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